Tom Hardy is Venom

Freshly released ”Venom” trailer is such a bore… fuck me, with all the problems Sony has can’t it just make a cool teaser that’s actually exciting not somniferous?

But there’s a highlight… this fragment is just destined to become a meme. Maybe Tom Hardy will do the same for Sony what James McAvoy did for M. Night Shyamalan.

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Me when my alarm goes off.

The film will be released on 05.10.2018 and features the incredible Michelle Williams as well (one of the best young actresses, in my mind. I love ”Blue Valentine”.).

Really looking forward to it. Venom has always been one of the most enigmatic and chaotic Marvel characters, and it really stands out of the crowd. I just hope it won’t have anything in common with the loosy 2007 version.

Solo: A Star Wars Story / posters

Something tells me that Emilia Clarke (and Woody Harrelson…) will be the best part of the movie.

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So now Disney and Lucasfilm are really that desperate huh? Yeah…smart. Provide no marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story…then start blasting audiences with promotion for the four months before the film hits theaters on May 25th. We got the Super Bowl TV spot yesterday (See it here). Then today we get not only a teaser trailer (See it here) but also character posters. Check them out below:

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. It is directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Ron Howard.

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Pyramid Head

Yesterday I had an interesting discussion with Adam of Write Thoughts who stopped by to comment my ”Event Horizon” review, and somehow the discussion slipped to Pyramid Head.

Pyramid Head is something (somebody?) that has been running though my head for years. It’s not like I think of it regularly while having my breakfast… hell no! But it’s an image so powerful that it kept coming back during all these years since the realease of the original game (I even don’t play games anymore, huh!).

There were plenty of fan discussions and rumours of what Pyramid Head exactly represents or, at least, what he does not represent… Here’s a very interesting discussion about it (”Is Pyramid Head A Rapist?”). Most of the doubts come from this scene:

He has been an object of various cosplays too, some pretty good…

Some just disrespectful or bad…

Most are missing two elements – the muscles (this one must be tough for the cosplayers) and… fingers. It’s an element that many may have missed – Pyramid Head’s hands are not really human. Pay attention to the scene when James is shooting him.

Never mind. I’ve never been able to summarize my feelings towards the monster as sharply as Adam did.

‘I would say he represents judgement, the desire to suffer for our sins as a form of atonement, and the question “do I want to die?” It’s notable that in most encounters he’s driven off by attacks, but unlike other enemies, he never falls. In the first formal fight a siren calls him away. In later ones it’s strictly avoid or outrun him, and in the final confrontation he destroys himself. I think that shows that he is not an enemy to beat so much as one you resist, and if you resist enough you earn a reprieve. With all his strength it seems clear he could do more harm, suggesting there are unseen rules restraining him. Which, by the way, is my favorite type of monster, one with more power than a human, and greater restrictions.’

Annihilation Debuts “The Shimmer” Featurette

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Whether you’re fortunate enough to see director/writer Alex Garland’s upcoming film Annihilation in theaters on February 23rd in the US or Canada or those who will see it on Netflix, today we are fortunate enough to get a special featurette titled “The Shimmer” that goes into the strangeness of this film. Check it out below:

Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac.

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Hellboy Reboot Actors Discuss Characters

Some intetesting info about the new “Hellboy” reboot.

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It doesn’t matter if we never got a Hellboy III from Guillermo Del Toro, nor does it matter if the first two were never massive successes. It was still an impacting franchise with a cult following. So whatever director Neil Marshall hopes to accomplish with his upcoming 2019 reboot (Simply titled Hellboy), they’ll have to blow the lid off the roof of the expectations for it. Not only will it have a hard R-rating, but today we got interviews from lead star David Harbour (Who plays Hellboy) and co-star Ian McShane (Who plays his father figure/mentor Professor Broom) that demonstrates how both are working to give it there all. On Harbour’s end, he quoted the intensity of the very physical character:

It was the hardest job I’ve ever done. The action that I’m doing in the movie, the rolling around on the ground and punching — things that a…

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Wolfman’s Science Fiction Soundtrack Music Compilation

This is so cool. No other words needed. Just listen.

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Here is a 30 minute delve into the science fiction world of electronic soundscapes created through film scores. Filtered trailers from classic sci-fi movies intertwined with soundtracks from different composers, featuring the works of luminaries from the likes of John Carpenter, Jerry Goldsmith to Vangelis. Traveling through the worlds of Dune to Escape From New York and Blade Runner to name a few.

In places, different soundtracks are overlaid over each other creating a musical mash up from the variety of stunning iconic electronic melodies you will instantly recognise to a few lesser known. Hopefully it is a joyful half an hour excursion into the unknown vast vacuum of space and back again, told through the science fiction medium of sound.

Music and trailers featured is as follows or maybe go in listening blind to hear what pops up. Whatever way you choose, I really hope you enjoy.

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